Facebook Messenger for Windows now available

Instant messaging has been popular ever since Yahoo released their own version of this instant messaging client. Now, big names have opted to have their own version of this popular communications tool.

With the advent of smartphones, this type of application is probably one of the most sought after apps out there in the market.

Facebook is jumping on the fray. Not wanting to lag behind Yahoo and Google, Facebook has officially introduced Facebook Messenger for Windows.

Facebook said in a statement, “You should be able to stay in touch anytime, no matter what you’re doing. So today we’re introducing Messenger, a new app that brings Facebook to your desktop.”

You need not log in to your Facebook account anymore to chat with your buddies.

All you need to do is log in to your account. Once done, you’d get notification messages and as well as be able to chat with friends. Even if you close your Web browser, you’d still be logged in. if you want to log out, you need to do this Facebook Messenger for Windows.

This app is now available for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry. Unfortunately, Mac users need to wait a little longer for their app to be developed.

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Android beats iOS as developers choice?

Ovum Research has unveilied its annual developer survey. And the results are quite surprising.

The results showed that Android appears to be closing in on Apple as the platform of choice by developers. It also said that majority of the developers preferred to support both the iOS and the Android platforms.

Another unexpected result that came about in the survey is the positive interest of developers in Microsoft’s Windows mobile device. Can this be the result of the hype that is being generated by the upcoming release of the Windows 8.

Though Apple is not losing ground and Android getting the lost market, it seems like the developers are deciding to create apps that can be used on both platforms.

One good news is that developments seems to be going out of the way of propriety platforms (Java, Flash, WAP). This is in facvor of HTML 5 based apps.

Unfortunately, the report does not state the profits of the developers from making these apps. This is supposed to be important since it would be clear if developers are creating apps due to the popularity of the device or is it because the app is suitable for the device. The iOS seems to be more profitable over Android.

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